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Signal Fire to the Mountain God  "Copyright 1909"

Man standing next to a boulder and looking upwards to a signal fire on top. He wears a breechcloth and headband.

Courtesy of National Museum of the American Indian



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Time Period:

1909-1909

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Dimensions:

10 x 12.5 in.

Cultures:

American Indians, Apache, Native Americans, North America, Plains, Pueblo, Southern Athapaskans, Southern Plains, Southwest

Site Name:

Southwest

Country:

USA

Collection History:

Edward Sheriff Curtis opened his first photo studio in 1892 in Seattle, Washington, and began photographing Native subjects. In 1899, he was appointed official photographer of the Harriman Expedition to Alaska and served on other expeditions as well. In 1906, American financier J. P. Morgan (1837-1913) commissioned Curtis to create a multi-volume documentary work on American Indians with 1500 photographs. The final volumes were published in 1930, by which time Curtis had taken 40,000 photographs documenting 80 tribes. This print formerly in the collection of Andrea Peck; donated to NMAI in 2004.

Source ID:

NMAI_377880

Catalog Number:

P32367

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